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  1. RaiderNation

    RaiderNation Recently Reinstated
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    Which boards are recognized by which regions? I remember seeing a couple of posts about this once before. I recall that if you pass...say...the western or eastern states boards (if that is what they're called), you are not confined to practice solely in those states. You can actually practice in other states that might not be in your region, but have some kind of deal where they recognize boards from out of the area. Does anyone have any info on this?
     
  2. River13

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    http://www.wreb.org/

    Member State Boards

    ALASKA
    AK Board of Dental Examiners
    PO Box 110806
    Juneau, AK 99811
    907/465-2542

    ARIZONA
    AZ State Board of Dental Examiners
    5060 N. 19th Avenue, Suite 406
    Phoenix, AZ 85015
    602/242-1492

    IDAHO
    ID State Board of Dentistry
    PO Box 83720
    Boise, ID 83720
    208/334-2369

    MONTANA
    MT Board of Dentistry
    PO Box 200513
    Helena, MT 59620
    406/841-2390

    NEW MEXICO
    NM Board of Dental Health Care
    PO Box 25101
    Santa Fe, NM 87504
    505/476-7125

    OKLAHOMA
    OK Board of Dentistry
    201 NE 39th Terrace, Suite 2
    Oklahoma City, OK 73105
    405/524-3592


    OREGON
    OR Board of Dentistry
    1515 SW Fifth Avenue, Suite 602
    Portland, OR 97201
    503/229-5520

    TEXAS
    TX State Board of Dental Examiners
    333 Guadalupe Tower 3, Suite 800
    Austin, TX 78701
    512/463-6400

    UTAH
    UT Dentists and Hygienists Board
    Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing
    PO Box 146741
    Salt Lake City, UT 84114
    801/530-6789

    WASHINGTON
    WA State Department of Health
    Quality Assurance Commission
    PO Box 47867
    Olympia, WA 98504
    360/236-486

    WYOMING
    WY Board of Dental Examiners
    2020 Carey Avenue, Suite 201
    Cheyenne, WY 82002
    307/777-6529




    Non Member States Accepting WREB Results

    COLORADO
    Colorado State Board of Dental Examiners
    1560 Broadway, #1310
    Denver, CO 80202
    303/894-7761
    www.dora.state.co.us/dental

    CONNECTICUT
    Connecticut State Dental Commission
    Department of Public Health
    MS #13 PHO
    410 Capitol Avenue
    PO Box 340308
    Hartford, CT 06134-0308
    860/509/7648
    www.dph.state.ct.us

    CONNECTICUT (DH)
    Department of Public Health
    Dental Hygiene Licensure
    410 Capitol Ave.
    MS#12 APP
    P.O. Box 340308
    Hartford, CT 06134-0308
    (860) 509-7561 - Phone

    ILLINOIS
    Illinois State Board of Dentistry
    Department of Professional Regulation
    320 W. Washington, 3rd Floor
    Springfield, IL 62786
    217/785-0800
    www.dpr.state.il.us

    IOWA
    Iowa Board of Dental Examiners
    400 SW 8th Street. Suite D
    Des Moines, IA 50309
    515/281-5157
    E-mail: [email protected]

    KANSAS
    Kansas Dental Board
    900 SW Jackson, Room 564-5
    Topeka, KS 66612
    785/296-6400
    http://www.accesskansas.org/kdb

    KENTUCKY
    Kentucky Board of Dentistry
    10101 Linn Station Road, Suite 540
    Louisville, KY 40223
    502/423-0573
    http://dentistry.ky.gov

    MAINE
    Maine Board of Dental Examiners
    143 State House Station
    2 Bangor Street
    Augusta, ME 04333
    207/287-3333
    www.state.me.us

    MINNESOTA
    Minnesota Board of Dentistry
    2829 University Avenue SE, #450
    Minneapolis, MN 55414
    612/617-2250
    www.dentalboard.state.mn.us


    MISSOURI
    Missouri Dental Board
    PO Box 1367
    Jefferson City, MO 65102
    573/751-8216
    www.ded.mo.gov


    NEBRASKA
    Nebraska Board of Dentistry
    Credentialing Division
    PO Box 94986
    Lincoln, NE 68509
    402/471-2118
    www.hss.state.ne.us/crl

    NEW HAMPSHIRE
    New Hampshire Board of Dental Examiners
    2 Industrial Park Drive
    Concord, NH 03301
    603/271-4561
    www.state.nh.us


    NORTH DAKOTA
    North Dakota State Board of Dental Examiners
    PO Box 7246
    Bismarck, ND 58507
    701/258-8600
    www.nddentalboard.org


    OHIO
    Ohio State Dental Board
    77 S. High Street, 18th Floor
    Columbus, OH 43215
    614/466-2580
    www.state.oh.us/den

    SOUTH DAKOTA
    South Dakota State Board of Dentistry
    PO Box 1037
    106 W. Capitol
    Pierre, SD 57501
    605/224-1282
    www.state.sd.us/doh/dentistry

    VERMONT
    Vermont Board of Dental Examiners
    Office of Secretary of State
    109 Staple Street
    Montpelier, VT 05609
    802/828-2390
    www.sec.state.vt.us

    WEST VIRGINIA
    West Virginia Board of Dental Examiners
    207 South Heber Street
    Beckley, WV 25801
    1-877/914-8266
    www.wvdentalboard.org

    WISCONSIN
    Wisconsin Dentistry Examining Board
    Department of Regulation and Licensing
    PO Box 8935
    Madison, WI 53708-8935
    608/266-2112
    www.drl.state.wi.us
     
  3. ItsGavinC

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    Thanks to Andy for the following information:

    These are the State Licensure exams:

    Central Regional Dental Testing Service. Inc.(CRDTS): If you are planning on practicing in these states, you must take this exam!!

    Colorado
    Illinois
    Iowa
    Kansas
    Minnesota
    Missouri
    Nebraska
    North Dakota
    South Dakota
    Wisconsin
    Wyoming

    The North East Regional Board (NERB): If you plan on practicing in these states then you must take this exam!

    CONNECTICUT
    DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
    ILLINOIS
    MAINE
    MARYLAND
    MASSACHUSETTS
    MICHIGAN
    NEW HAMPSHIRE
    NEW JERSEY
    NEW YORK (remember, NY is going through licensure reforming)
    OHIO
    PENNSYLVANIA
    RHODE ISLAND
    VERMONT
    WEST VIRGINIA

    Southern Regional Testing Agency (SRTA): If you want to practice in these state, then you must take this exam!

    ARKANSAS
    GEORGIA
    KENTUCKY
    SOUTH CAROLINA
    TENNESSEE
    VIRGINIA

    Western Regional Exam Board (WREB): If you wish to practice in these states, then you must take this exam!

    ALASKA
    ARIZONA
    NEW MEXICO
    TEXAS
    OKLAHOMA
    UTAH
    WYOMING
    IDAHO
    MONTANA
    OREGON
    WASHINGTON

    The following states do not participate in regional board exam groups. They have their own State Licensure exam format and agency!

    ALABAMA
    CALIFORNIA
    DELAWARE
    FLORIDA
    HAWAII
    INDIANA
    LOUISIANA
    MISSISSIPPI
    NORTH CAROLINA
    NEVADA
     
  4. River13

    River13 Senior Member
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    That info from andy is misleading...i.e. if I want to practice in Colorado, I don't HAVE to take credits....I can take wreb as well--see my previeous post.
     
  5. gryffindor

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    WREB states and CRDTS states recocognize each other's board exam. So a CRDTS state will accept the WREB and vice versa.

    NERB Member States:
    Connecticut
    District of Columbia
    Illinois
    Maine
    Maryland
    Massachusetts
    Michigan
    New Hampshire
    New Jersey
    Ohio
    Pennsylvania
    Rhode Island
    Vermont
    West Virginia

    Other States that will also accept NERB:
    Kentucky
    Utah
    Missouri
    Nebraska
    Tennessee
    Kansas

    This info is available in a booklet from the ADA called "Dental Boards and Licensure Information for the New Graduate." Maybe it's also on their website, but it is sent to the current senior class in their fall semester.
     
  6. 1jenn32

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    Does anyone else think it's a bit ridiculous that the dental profession has not done more to standardize liscensure nationally to promote a new dentist's mobility within the US?

    As you may have noticed, taking multiple board exams is completely stressful and VERY expensive....
     
  7. gryffindor

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    jenn32,

    I think the new, younger generation of dentists are trying hard to make mobility of dentists across the USA much easier. The WREB/CRDTS mutual recognition only happened 2 or 3 years ago. ASDA pushed for NERB and SRTA to mutually recognize each other like WREB and CRDTS did, but NERB would have nothing to do with it (surprise, surprise). From what I understand, the roadblocks are from the old-timer dentists who run the various regional boards - these exams are a major source of $$$ and vacation hangouts for them, and dentists who want to limit the number of dentists coming into their states to control the competition (Florida comes to mind here).

    On a side note, I just finished watching the video for the NERB exam that will be shown tomorrow morning and I can't believe that we are being subject to this ridiculous excercise in order to get licensed. What's with all the paperwork and checks and color coding? The guy on that video acts like this is a completely objective, fair, unbiased exam. WHATEVER!!! I feel bad for dentists like jenn32, b/c they have already been practicing dentistry for some time now in the USA and now have to go through this NERB nonsense to practice in a NERB state even though they're obviously competent in some other part of the country. The more I think about it, the more it angers me because it is SO RIDICULOUS AND UNNECESSARY, so I've just stopped thinking about the NERB and will deal with it tomorrow when I get there.

    Some of my friends saw the examiners at school today getting prepared for tomorrow, and the best adjective they could come up with to describe them was "Old. Like real old."
     
  8. 1jenn32

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    "...On a side note, I just finished watching the video for the NERB exam that will be shown tomorrow morning and I can't believe that we are being subject to this ridiculous excercise in order to get licensed. What's with all the paperwork and checks and color coding?..."

    ..Tell me all about it! It's like, "Ok, this test is about jumping through hoops. Wasn't that the point of my dental education;-)?"

    But don't even get me started or my blood pressure will rise again. I hope things went well for you, as well as they possibly can.

    Remind me to tell you my most recent NERB story after I get my scores back..lol...
     
  9. Yah-E

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    The info from Andy (me) that Gavin posted in this thread was posted on SDN back two or three years ago! It was from an old post. Since then, many states have changed or expanded what regional exam that they will accept.

    Just to clarify!
     

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